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The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir

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A long-awaited memoir of the Nuremberg war crimes trials by one of its key participants. In 1945 Telford Taylor joined the prosecution staff and eventually became chief counsel of the international tribunal established to try top-echelon Nazis. Telford provides an engrossing eyewitness account of one of the most significant events of our century.
ebook, 703 pages
Published June 20th 2012 by Knopf (first published 1992)
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Adam Morris
Dec 04, 2015 Adam Morris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a very long book but surprisingly interesting. I'm starting to believe that history is best when written by someone actually involved. Taylor participated in most of these events and in the interim between the trials and the publishing of the book in 1993, what he didn't witness he was able to discover through research.
Since he was there he not only explains the proceedings but also the characteristics of the players from the defendants and their counsel to the prosecution and also the jud
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Relstuart
If you want to read your way to a comprehensive understanding of the Nuremberg trials this is a must read. Not a big fan of Taylor and his world view as an internationalist but his insight into the people and process at the trials is primary material.
Carol
A little too heavy on the legal maneuvers. More detail than I could cope with despite my interest.
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